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Water pump replacement - brands and quality?


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Hi All,


I'm looking for any advice on brands and quality for replacement water pumps. What are people using?


There doesn't appear to be a hard and fast rule of who/what to avoid...


Options I can see online:


There are also references to a Bosch and AC Delco pump but I haven't located stock.


Any help greatly appreciated!



72tii - Whitey

74 - Blacky

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Hello, i am using the graf 2002 pump on my e21 engine because it was easy to get here in germany. Finish looks well for me. What i can say for sure is: do not ever use airtex pumps in any engine. A very bad engine damage occured to some of my cars when a freeze plug falls out off the pump body into the toothbelt drive. That happens after a few month!

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I would use the first three you list, in the reverse order- Hepu, Geba, then Graf.   For no good reasoning on the order.


Everything else is going to be junk, or one of those three in a different box, or in a baggie costing 6x as much.



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